Local Events



Live on the Lawn

Live music every Sunday at The Waterline Restaurant from 1 pm to 4 pm. Come and enjoy the tunes from amazing local artists. Book your table and enjoy a meal from their multi-award winning restaurant. Bookings are essential via the website link.


Yeppoon Community Markets

Live music every Sunday at The Waterline Restaurant from 1 pm to 4 pm. Come and enjoy the tunes from amazing local artists. Book your table and enjoy a meal from their multi-award winning restaurant. Bookings are essential via the website link.


Emu Park Markets

Emu Park Picnic Markets are held on the third Sunday of every month until noon at Bell Park. Emu Park Picnic Markets have over a hundred stalls providing a wide range of new and used goodies. Grab yourself some usual market bargains like fresh produce, plants, preserves, craft, novelty items, art, and woodwork. You can find a unique present for a special person in your life and solve the problem of what to buy that “hard to buy for” person.  All profits from the markets, which are run by Emu Park Lion’s volunteers – with the support of the council – go to local charities and to the maintenance and care of Bell Park facilities.

JULY 2024


Country on Keppel

Country music comes back to the beautiful Great Keppel Island in 2024!

The artist lineup will be announced soon.

The weekend will kick off Friday afternoon with a talent search and the headliner playing both Saturday and Sunday. Live music will be running throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.

Friday – Sunday

Rockhampton Expo


The Rockhampton Showground turns up the heat, coming to life with the premier home, lifestyle, and outdoor event this coming July – the 2024 Rockhampton Expo!

Bring the whole family along with something for everyone, including our live entertainment showcased across the three days, talks to demonstrations, even interactive displays – you’ll have so much to pick from!


Yeppoon Pickleball Festival

Australia’s biggest and longest established pickleball festival returns in 2024 bigger and better than ever.

Featuring tournament play, expert coaching and training sessions, social activities, and a whole load of fun.


Yeppoon Running Festival

There is a distance for everyone – run Central Queensland’s only Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km or the 1.6km Family fun run. No matter what fitness level, there’s an option for you!

Ideal running conditions and fast flat road surface makes our courses ideal for anyone chasing a personal best or someone just starting their running journey. Start on the beautiful Yeppoon main beach foreshore, renowned for its stunning sunrises and head out into peaceful green shrubland before you reach the turnaround point and make your way back into Yeppoon where the cheer squads and spectators will be waiting for you in the racing precinct. While you are passing through here be sure to take in the hustle and bustle of the main street, the Kraken and the peaceful ocean views. Once you’re in the finisher chute to collect your well-deserved medal and you can soak up that glorious finish line feeling and atmosphere.

Friday – Sunday

Rockhampton River Festival

The Riverside will come to life with this signature Rockhampton event set along the stunning riverfront precinct.

The Festival celebrates the river and our city through arts, culture, entertainment and dining experiences.


Friday – Sunday

Village Festival

CQUniversity The Village Festival is the Capricorn Coast’s premier arts, music and community culture event. It combines local talent, well-recognised national artists and a variety of arts genres. Situated on the Yeppoon foreshore with the beautiful Keppel Bay as the backdrop, it showcases the best of the region’s talent in all arts genres.

The 10 day event will include:

  • Live music and performing arts featuring over 50 local and national artists
  • Visual Arts
  • Workshops and hand-on activities
  • Street theatre
  • Food and market stalls
  • Rides.
Friday – Sunday


The 6th Annual Swim Around Keppel 2024 (SAK2024) will be held on Great Keppel Island on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 30th August to 1st September.

SAK2024 offers a few different swim categories to suit participants of all ages (12 years +) and swimming experience.


september 2024

5 – 8 

Thursday – Sunday


The Capricorn Food and Wine Festival consists of two parts: the Festival Grounds and Signature Events. During a visit to the Festival Grounds, patrons can expect to enjoy a wide variety locally grown produce prepared by pop up restaurants. Festival goers can taste their way through an enticing range of beverages, guided by our artisan winemakers, brewers and producers as they educate and share their product knowledge. There are also cooking demonstrations featuring festival chefs and live music to keep patrons entertained into the evening.

The Festival also hosts over 15 Signature Events across the four days. These events take place both in the Festival Grounds and venues around the region, and include degustation’s, wine masterclasses, cooking demonstrations, cocktail parties and more. The Festival provides a platform to celebrate the region’s burgeoning hospitality, music and tourism scene and attract visitors to the Rockhampton and greater Central Queensland region.


november 2024


Beachside Twilight Markets

The Yeppoon Foreshore twilight event is bringing family fun to Central Queensland!
Enjoy a night out under the stars and enjoy yummy food and drinks and browse the market stalls.

April 2025



Rockynats 05

Lovers of horsepower, show cars, burnouts and drifting will experience some of the wildest modified cars in the country at the Rockynats 04 Event.

This iconic event held over Easter weekend set amongst the City’s historic CBD, the Riverfront while framing Mt Archer and the Mighty Fitzroy River a picturesque backdrop for weekend full of adrenaline packed competition and action.

The program is jam packed with high octane entertainment and a huge off track program of family entertainment across the whole weekend.

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